DeFremery Park, 1965-1970: The Photographs of Kenneth P. Green Sr.
Kenneth P. Green, Sr., staff photographer for the Oakland Tribune, from 1968-1982, Green captured on film a profoundly dynamic period in both Bay Area and national history. His images tell a story of community mobilization for change that continues to shape our region's identity and self-perception, whether through pride in the aspirations articulated, or grief over the lives lost and the many ways we continue to struggle with structural inequities, violence and racism.
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
The Green family recently opened this immensely rich photographic archive for public use, conservation, and dialogue. Ken Green was never without his camera; this time in our collective history is detailed in images too numerous to yet be fully grappled with.
DeFremery Park, 1965-1970: The Photographs of Kenneth P. Green Sr., was curated by staff members at the Townsend Center for the Humanities at UC Berkeley, and subsequently on view at the San Francisco Foundation. We’re grateful to the Green family for their profound generosity, and for the work of Dr. Leigh Raiford at UC Berkeley, Teresa Stojkov at the Townsend Center, and Jaime Cortez at San Francisco Foundation for their efforts in realizing this project.
Image credit: Kenneth P. Green Sr. (courtesy of the Green family)